Posted On: Jan 25, 2017
We are excited to announce the release of Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.7, which includes 403 new improvements, fixes, and features to Amazon’s free, cross-platform 3D engine that enables you to create the highest-quality games, connect games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans with Twitch.
Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.7 includes 403 new improvements, fixes, and features to Amazon’s free, cross-platform 3D engine that enables you to create the highest-quality games, connect games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans with Twitch.
Lumberyard Beta 1.7 introduces new features that increase iteration speed and make Lumberyard more accessible to developers, including:
• A new Deployment Tool, which enables anyone on your team to deploy release, profile, or debug builds from the Editor to an Android device with one click, in as little as seconds.
• A new Lumberyard Asset Browser, which lets you to speed up iteration by giving you a view of all your project’s available assets (e.g. 3D models or 2D images, including source folders and files in editor, gem, and project folders) in the Editor and the ability drag and drop those assets into your scene in the main Editor window. As you create or update asset files, they are automatically processed into game-ready assets using the Lumberyard asset processor, in seconds, with zero effort on your part. Also, the new Asset Browser automatically updates itself as assets are changed, removed, or added, using the Lumberyard Asset Processor, requiring zero work on your part.
• A new multiplayer sample built entirely using Component Entity workflows and Lumberyard’s high-performance networking layer, Gridmate, which is designed for efficient bandwidth usage and low-latency communications. In less than 30 minutes, you can have the new sample up and running, and use it for a starting point for your own PC multiplayer game or prototype.
Lumberyard Beta 1.7 also includes Visual Studio 2015 support, a new Editor layout, spherical video playback support for VR, UX improvements to the Geppetto character tool, new component entities that support audio, lighting, compound shapes, and animation, updates to Twitch ChatPlay and Metastream, integration with the latest AWS 1.0.24 SDK, and more.
For more full information on this release, see the GameDev Blog and the Lumberyard Beta 1.7 release notes for full details.
To get started with Amazon Lumberyard, please visit the Lumberyard website to download Lumberyard. You can learn more about Lumberyard’s new features by watching our Tutorials, visiting the Forums, or reading through our Documentation.